This movie had some clever lines and memorable moments. The interaction between Maurice & Ian, played by Peter O'Toole and Leslie Phillips was wonderful as were the scenes with Maurice and his ex- wife, played by Vanessa Redgrave. Where the movie fails in my opinion, is the relationship between Maurice and the young girl he names Venus. There was something that did not ring true here. That they would become friends or even the leacherous though impotent manner of O'Toole's desire, were fine. However the reaction of Venus to his advances and the incremental nature of the liberties he was allowed to take with her, could have been handled better. There is some award worthy acting in this film but I thought it could use a re-write where it concerns Maurice & Venus.
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21.1.2007 - age: 50+
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